Peak:  "Mt. Silverthorne" (13er)
 Route:  East Ridge from Salmon Lake over East Thorn
 Range:  Gore
 Posted By:  VeraUndertow
 Date of Info:  09/19/2020
 Date Posted:  09/19/2020

Super fun route, trail from Willowbrook TH was no problem to follow in the dark just make sure you understand the trail names or have a gps to make sure you head the right ways at each junction. We grabbed the east ridge as soon as possible after Salmon Lake and climbed the nice dry class 3&4 ridge up to East Thorne. It was a great climb and was a fun challenging way to get up. We didn't use a rope and I thought route finding was pretty simple, just a few times I had to downclimb a bit to find a workaround for a cliff band. Getting from East Thorne over to Willow BM/Silverthorne proper was about 10 minutes of scrambling and then a nice almost entirely dry talus hop across the slope and up to the summit about 20 minutes total. On the way down we got to do 2 nice glissades about 500-600 ft of vertical total. The rest of the way down was pretty loose till just above Salmon lake again, then a quick bushwhack to trail and a nice hike out through turning Aspens. Was thinking about trying the traverse to Rain from Silverthorne which was also looking dry, but the sky's were getting dark and the wind was picking up so we decided to play it safe. Left at 6 am and got back at 3:40 but took our time on the ridge and the approach definitely took a while each way

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